Indiana is set to have unexpectedly big corn and soybean harvests this fall, meaning continued tight profit margins for farmers and more low food prices.
Large populations of slugs are damaging soybeans and corn, leaving Indiana farmers at a deficit.
Indiana's associate state climatologist says Indiana is part of the northern edge of a massive drought affecting the southeastern United States.
During a year when abundant supplies are expected to drive prices down, the latest numbers from the USDA could be good news for farmers.
American farmers may plant more corn this summer than they have in years, but China's announcement could drive down prices.
An Associated Press report says there could be a shortage of canned pumpkin after a large amount of rain hit the Midwest this summer.
So far, 41 percent of the state's soybean crop has been harvested, up from 17 percent at this time a year ago.
Farmers in 88 counties will be able to request low-interest loans to make up for crop losses that occurred due to heavy rainfall.
Agricultural experts are expected to predict a poor harvest this year because of near-record rainfall in June and July.
INDOT says a stretch of I-69 will be complete by the end of 2015; the Hoosier State Rail Line is secure for two years. Read more in our morning roundup.